Unless you were off the grid this past Tuesday, you were likely affected by Amazon’s massive S3 outage. Thousands of websites and applications lost functionality or went completely offline. Even with a 99.99% availability, Amazon can cost its customers millions in lost revenue and productivity during an outage.
The outage isn’t a sign that companies are foolish to use public cloud services. In fact, it’s a sign of the opposite. You’re only a victim of a cloud outage if you don’t have enough cloud.